First Look: 2010 Honda VT750 S
An all-rounder with attitude, the all new 2010 Honda VT750 S
The clean simplicity of its silhouette and the deep rumble of its V-twin engine have an immediate appeal. This is combined with the smooth performance of a thoroughly contemporary machine.
All kinds of riders, including relative newcomers, will appreciate its proportions and light, confidence-inspiring handling.
The VT750 S also packs enough punch to keep more experienced riders entertained and is versatile enough for a range of uses that encompass commuting, quick weekend blasts and light touring. Its streetwise stance cannot fail to impress in any setting. The VT750 S is built for good times and is always fun to ride.
The VT750 S was developed to deliver all-round riding enjoyment to a wide range of riders. The seat and controls are positioned for natural, intuitive operation and its easy handling and low fuel consumption make it an appealing option for everyday transport.
Its engine is equally enjoyable in daily commuting as well as on longer, more leisurely rides, thanks to classic V-twin power.
The styling of the 10YM VT750 S integrates elements of a European street-oriented image. Its upright and comfortable riding position is designed for confident control and agile handling. The bodywork is compact, making it easy to manoeuvre through narrow city streets and busy traffic.
It features an impressive V-twin engine with a traditional air-cooled look, luxurious chrome-finished details, shining wire-spoked wheels and stylish twin mufflers. The tank shape flows back into a short, neatly chopped tail while the large front wheel creates an imposing street presence.
The VT750 S makes its European debut in a grey metallic that enhances the sleek beauty of its bodywork and the strong impact of its black-painted engine. It creates an impressive contrast with the gleaming dual exhaust pipes and the chromed headlight cover, grab rail and air cleaner cover that highlight its traditional appeal.
- Heavy Grey Metallic
The VT750 S is powered by a robust and dependable liquid-cooled V-twin engine that pumps out strong power over a broad rpm range. Easy starting, instant throttle response and smooth, satisfying acceleration are assured by Honda’s PGM Fuel Injection system and an idle air control valve which precisely controls incoming air for smooth idling operation. Fuel flow is also accurately monitored to optimise efficiency, ensuring fuel consumption and emissions are kept low.
Power delivery is focused in the low and mid range, creating a satisfying experience of power that is easy to control and creates confidence. Close-ratio transmission delivers powerful, exhilarating acceleration from anywhere in the engine’s power range, ensuring plenty of excitement. The engine is compact enough to allow a low seat height and its power is delivered to the rear wheel by a lightweight chain drive.
The VT750 S chassis is compact and lightweight, with geometry that creates easy, natural handling. It is based around a strong double-cradle steel frame with a square pipe backbone and forged steel pivot plates. The 750mm seat height is low enough for shorter riders to place both feet on the ground, but the footpegs and grips are high enough to create a natural, upright sitting position, a reassuring view over surrounding traffic and a controlled ride feel.
A 19″ front wheel and sturdy 41mm front forks add to the feeling of precise, responsive control. At the rear, forward-tilted dual conventional dampers with adjustable spring preload provide smooth, progressive damping. These combine with a fat 150mm rear tyre to deliver excellent comfort, even over long distances or with a passenger on board. The brakes are also designed for smooth efficient operation. The front wheel is stopped by a large 296mm disc brake with a responsive dual-piston caliper, while the rear features a conventional 180mm drum brake. Together, they supply assured stopping power that complements the bike’s easy, proficient control.
2010 Honda VT750 S – Specifications
|Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 6-valve SOHC 52° V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||79 x 76mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.6: 1|
|Max. Power Output||32.2kW/5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)|
|Max. Torque||62Nm/3,250min-1 (95/1/EC)|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic choke|
|Aircleaner||Viscous, cartridge-type mesh net filter|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.7litres|
|Fuel Consumption||24.4km/l (15.2m/l / 68.9mpg – WMTC Mode *)|
|Ignition System||Fully transistorised electronic|
|Ignition Timing||8° BTDC (idle) ~ 50° BTDC (5,250min-1)|
|Sparkplug Type||DPR7EA-9 (NGK); X22EPR-U9 (DENSO)|
|Headlight||12V, 55W x 1 (low)/60W x 1 (high)|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate with coil springs|
|Clutch Operation||Mechanical; cable-actuated|
|Primary Reduction||1,666 (65/39)|
|Gear Ratios||1||3,166 (38/12)|
|Final Reduction||2,235 (38/17)|
|Final Drive||O-ring sealed chain|
|Type||Double-cradle; steel tube|
|Dimensions||(LxWxH)||2,285 x 870 x 1,135mm|
|Caster Angle||32° 30′|
|Kerb Weight||232kg (F: 104kg; R: 128kg)|
|Max. Carrying Capacity||187kg|
|Type||Front||41mm telescopic fork, 118mm axle travel|
|Rear||Dual conventional dampers with 5-step adjustable spring preload, 90mm axle travel|
|Type||Front||Steel rim/wire spoke|
|Rear||Steel rim/wire spoke|
|Rim Size||Front||19M/C x MT2.15|
|Rear||16M/C x MT3.5|
|Tyre Size||Front||100/90-19M/C ()|
|Rear||200kPa (with passenger: 250kPa)|
|Type||Front||296 x 6mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads|
|Rear||180mm leading/trailing drum|
* Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.